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Dell U2415 Black 24.1
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The Dell U2415 is an excellent monitor for everyday use, which for me is mostly Office, Acrobat, and IE, with some occasional video watching and simple web-based games. I bought two: the first directly from Dell at the end of 2014, and another last week from Newegg on sale. They respectively replaced a Dell 1905FP and a Dell 2407FPW.

The thin top and side bezels allow a minimal gap between monitors in a dual-monitor setup and a sleek appearance on a desk. They also weigh significantly less than my old monitors. I have both connected via HDMI.

The W-LED backlight reaches the brightness set via the menu immediately after powering on, whereas the old 2407FPW goes through a color temperature shift (from cooler to warmer) as the CCFL backlight warms up and reaches the set brightness.

To my untrained eyes the factory calibrated color seems more neutral and accurate compared to my old monitors, which perhaps I had set to skew warm to counter the color temperature shift described above.

Cons: The two U2415 monitors I had were slightly but noticeably different in color temperature, in both standard mode and the other default presets. I could only get them to match after going into "Custom Mode" to lower green by 1 and blue by 2. This took forever to figure out. The manual states that "[t]his monitor ... automatically calibrate[s] the brightness to compensate for LED aging." So if you buy two at the same time maybe you will not experience this issue.

The default brightness (75) is so bright my eyes hurt after only a short while. Lower it ASAP to preserve your vision.

The power LED blinks when monitor goes into power-save mode, and on my two monitors they get out-of-sync after a little while, which is somewhat distracting.

Cardboard packaging is more environmentally friendly than the Styrofoam packaging used for my old monitors, but the cardboard makes it more difficult to remove the monitor, or to repack it. Likely also less shock absorbent.

Other Thoughts: Best 24" (16:10) monitor you can buy at current price.

LINKSYS WES610N-CA Dual-Band N600 4 Port Wireless-N Entertainment Bridge
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Stopped Working in 5 Months 09/08/2014

This review is from: LINKSYS WES610N-CA Dual-Band N600 4 Port Wireless-N Entertainment Bridge

Pros: Relatively easy to set up.

Cons: Stopped working in 5 months.

GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Worked OK while it lasted, and not too expensive for a Z68 board.

Cons: No header for USB 3.0 port on front case panel.

Died this past Saturday, just less than 14 months after purchase; I have built quite a few PCs and have never had a motherboard die on me.


Raymond C.'s Profile

Display Name: Raymond C.

Date Joined: 11/29/02

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 12/03/06
  • Last Review: 06/23/15
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